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November 1, 2013

For Immediate Release: November 1, 2013 Contact: Mark Cafiso, 347-3244; Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

Focuses on veterans, active duty military personnel and their families

PORTLAND—The 2013 Hiring Our Heroes job fair in Portland will take place Nov. 14, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fireside Inn & Suites, 81 Riverside Dr. in Portland.

A workshop for veterans and other military job seekers focusing on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military-skill translation and interviewing will be held at 9 a.m. To register for the Hiring Our Heroes Employment Workshop, visit http://hohworks.eventbrite.com/ .

“Our current and former military personnel have incredible skills they can offer Maine businesses,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “This job fair is an excellent opportunity for businesses in the Greater Portland area to hire a talented person while thanking him or her for serving our country with honor.”

Employers include Airgas USA, Amtrak, AutoZone, Inc., Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Cianbro, Cintas, Combined Insurance, Edward Jones, Fastenal Company, FedEx Ground, General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works, Hannaford Brothers Co., JobsinME.com, L-3 Communications, Maine Conservation Corps, Manpower of Maine, MAS Home Care of Maine, NotifyMD and Appletree (both Stericycle Communications Companies), Protection 1, Prudential Financial, Schwan's Home Service, Inc., SEI/Aaron's, Inc., Staples, Support Solutions Inc., the Hertz Corporation, Tradesmen International, Troops to Teachers, True Blue-Labor Ready, U.S. Postal Service Northern New England District, University of Phoenix, Unum and Walgreens.

Several veterans’ services agencies are also participating. For registration questions, please contact hiringourheroes@uschamber.com or call 202-463-5807.

Attendees should bring a resume and, more important, should be prepared to have an “interview-like” conversation with employers to discuss skills, knowledge areas and abilities. Job seekers should also be dressed for an interview.

This Call of Duty Endowment-sponsored employment event is a being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the Greater Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce; the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service; Maine Committee, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR); the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; the American Legion; NBC News, the Maine Department of Labor and other local partners.

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer specialized employment and training services for veterans. If you served in the U.S. Armed Forces a CareerCenter Veterans' Representative can help you find a job, get new skills, or access other state or federal resources available to Veterans. Veterans and eligible spouses are given priority for employment, training and placement services provided under most Maine Department of Labor-funded programs. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

The Portland CareerCenter, located at 185 Lancaster Street in Portland, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at (207) 771-5627 or 1-877-594-5627 (TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711) or portland.careercenter@maine.gov. Parking is available.

More information is available at the CareerCenter website, www.mainecareercenter.com. Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.